One of Sinai Health System’s very own staff members, Enrico Tingin, recently signed up for Sinai Health Foundation’s Race for Research (R4R) series. Recently launched, R4R allows you to fundraise for Sinai Health Foundation when participating in local Toronto runs such as the Bang & Olufsen Yorkville Run and Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Enrico shared with us how he is preparing for the run and why he chose to support Sinai Health.
Enrico is a Systems Analyst for the Information Services department and has worked at Mount Sinai for 15 years. He has been running for more than 10 years and this will be his fifth year running the Scotia Bank Waterfront Marathon. To prepare for his half marathon run, Enrico follows a program that includes a mix of speed, strength and endurance runs, as well as cross training. He runs at least four times a week, typically in the mornings before he heads to work. Enrico also sneaks in a few stair climbs during the day to enhance his workout program.
“I thought it was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the tremendous work that Sinai Health System is doing for the community,” said Enrico, “I have some relatives and friends who were treated and cared for by the hospital. Running for Sinai Health and doing my bit for the cause gives me that extra motivation to complete the distance on the big day.” Enrico runs at least two half marathons a year, a couple of 10Ks and charity walks.
If you’re not interested in local runs, R4R also lets you create your own challenge! Sign up for a personal fundraising page and choose the activity, location, time and distance. It’s a great way to get active and support Sinai!
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